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almost done hours to go before the first pick. >> we have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast karen rogers is and he could, david murphy is on the clock right now. >> reporter: we have low-lying cloud cover you can see that on satellite. we have dry air around the region and sun early we expect the clouds to break up, in the afternoon, abundant sunshine, a nice day. we have half mile visibility in millville. cumberland county is seeing it fog. we're seeing fog in lancaster, everywhere else is looking good. keep in mind as you drive around, most of you don't have to worry about it. 61 degrees in philadelphia. 62 in allentown. similar number in reading and trenton. 59 in wilmington, as you get closures to the shore, low to mid 50s at this hour. as we roll through the day, we may slip a little bit by 7:00. some of you seeing patchy fog
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most not. by noon, 71 degrees, 3:00 p.m., 78 degrees with the high of 79 degrees clocking in at 4:00 p.m. i'm posting mostly sunny skies for the rest of the day, we may increase sunshine as we go later into the afternoon. it's going to be warm no matter what the sky cover looks like staying warm for the next couple of days just in time for the penn relays and the nfl draft. , the traffic will be tricky for all the above reasons. this is the schuylkill expressway approaching spring garden we have seen extra volume on the schuylkill expressway with each day. now we pack on the penn relays expect major congestion on the schuylkill expressway. this is mlk drive off to the side. i'm watching to see if there's any traffic getting by. each morning they are allowing the traffic to get by mlk drive
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and spring garden. this morning they are blocking it off still. this morning we'll see if they let traffic get by for the morning commute. here's the list of the nfl draft closures, the big one is the benjamin franklin parkway, both drives remain closed. the ramp from the vine westbound to 22nd street. mlk drive, kelly drive, spring garden, 21, 22, 23, 24. you know the drill. the penn relay we expect extra volume on the schuylkill expressway, the ben and the roads in university city. 295 northbound approaching 42 this accident happened around 11:30 it's still a major problem, an overturned tractor-trailer. police say there's orange use all over the road it was carrying orange juice. i asked if it spilled all over, it spilled all over mixing with
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the diesel fuel. this will be out there for a little while. rougher morning on the roads, matt and tam. >> indeed, thank you, karen. we're following developing news in delaware, a state trooper was killed, fellow force have come under fire as they try to arrest the suspected shooter who they say is barricaded inside his home. in the past few hours there's been activity on the scene. reports of explosion, but no word on an arrest. this started at a wawa parking lot in bear at noon yesterday. police approached a suspicious van one man got out of the vehicle and started shooting. corporal stephen ballard was shot three times and pronounced dead at the hospital. the suspect shooter has been keeping police at bay for 15 hours. jeanette reyes is live at the scene of the standoff in middletown which has led to a neighborhood evacuation, what's the latest jennette? >> reporter: well, matt, as you're talking to me right now we've seen a couple of cruiser
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speed in to where the scene is. it's been a scary morning for a lot of residents who have not been evacuated. i want to show you the other residents at a nearby strip mall. all of these cars dozens of them are the residents who spent the night here waiting for the barricade to end. the nearby hotel many are booked up, because residents needed a place to stay. this is not far from the scene, the 500 block of saint mike's' drive in the mix mills development. police with tactical units with armored vehicles descend on the quiet neighborhood and surrounded the home where the suspect has been holed up since 2:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon shortly after the deadly shooting. residents were told it was too dangerous to come or go. it separated many families for several hours. they have since been reunited and some of them are staying at
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shelters. one woman we talked to said she is still in her home and heard nearly 2 dozen explosions and blasts go off overnight. they were much, much louder than the ones they heard yesterday evening. >> the knocking of the door down was not as bad as the explosion that are coming now. some of them are bad, about four or five have been like massive explosions. >> reporter: animal coming back out -- and coming out back live to us, residents don't have an idea when the barricade situation will end, the suspect has been anything but cooperative. so far nobody else was injured. jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." >> thanks. a caravan of state enlocal law enforcers escorted the body of corporal stephen ballard from
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christiana hospital. residents lined the streets saluting the fallen hero and drivers pulled over out of respect for the 33-year-old. stay with us for continuing coverage a lot of is going on the scene, more updates on "action news" and a jury has sentenced eric frein to death for killing a pennsylvania state trooper. he showed no emotion when receiving the news last night. the same jury convicted him last week of shooting and killing brian dixon and wound alex douglass in pike county in september 02014. >> we're pleased for the hard work and commitment to justice of the 12 men and women of this jury. >> the jury began deliberating
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the life or death sentence yesterday, his lawyers are promising to appeal. president trump is working to fulfill one of his 100 day promise by talking about the future of nafta with canada and mexico. he will not terminate the north american free trade agreement at this time. he blamed nafta for american jobs losses. as a candidate he promised to renegotiate or withdraw from the deal. with a conversation with mexico's president and canada's prime minister prurch -- president trump said it is my privilege to bring nafta up to date. >> in a matter of hours, the draft picks will walk down the rocky steps in a couple of hours. katherine scott is live along the benjamin franklin parkway where all the festivities will
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taking place. >> reporter: we've been watching the setup spring up around us for weeks. today is the day. the draft doesn't start until 8:00 p.m. tonight. fans can come down at noon today go on a zip line, kick a field goal have a football filled afternoon before the draft tonight. >> reporter: the first-round draft picks take to the stage tonight when the nfl draft begins at 8:00 p.m. football fans will be around the country to take part. >> we came here on vacation. >> i have not worn my cowboys gear yet. >> reporter: finishing touches, workers out in force along the benjamin franklin parkway. 200,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event. only so many will sit in the theater, still there are plenty of spots to watch. >> we have many other tvs that are set up you can watch the
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draft from any given angle if you're not lucky enough to sit at the theater. >> reporter: the hall of fame museum have a ring of excellence with all the super bowl rings on display. man -- the the mannequin army will have all the nfl jersey of every team it will be a place for selfies. >> if you can't be here to cheer on everybody in person, you can watch at home 8:00 p.m. on espn. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> my child has told me you better tape it mom skins he has to go to bed. we invite you to stay with "action news" for the draft coverage we'll have live reports from the parkway and high above from the embassy studios.
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>> one draft has taking john ross a wide receiver from the university of washington. >> that's a position they could use. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we are dry as we head today one of the nfl draft and penn relays and phillies baseballs. there's a lot of stuff going on. take a look outside, decent morning, light winds, cool, we have cloud cover to start out of some of you might run into patchy fog, we are expecting the clouds to break up this morning. in the afternoon we'll return a fair amount of sunshine into play. the temperature 61 degrees, i came outside several hours ago, it's comfortable with the calm winds. you might want a light jacket, but a good start to the day. there are the low clouds we're talking about. some of you are could see sunny breaks early. eventually the dry air on the perimeter of the region could work its way in. we'll transition into sunshine
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later today. 10:00 a.m., 63 by noon, 71 very pleasant by 3:00 p.m., 78 heading up to a high of 79 probably around 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, by 6:00 p.m., 77 degrees and high temperatures across the region pretty much everywhere treating us pretty nicely. 77 is the high in allentown. 75 in trenton. up closer to 08 in reading, lancaster and philadelphia. 77 in millville. looks like mid 60s down the shore this afternoon. for the nfl draft, 11:00 a.m., 68 degrees, if you're kicking around the parkway 2:00 p.m. getting ready for the actual draft to start, 77 degrees by 2:00 p.m. lots of activities provided by the nfl for fans today. 11:00 p.m. down to 68 degrees. for the phillies and marlins this afternoon, not bad, 75 for the first pitch, 79 in the 9th
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inning. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, 795 pleasant day sunshine increasing in the afternoon. tomorrow warm, 82 degrees more humid on saturday. very warm high of 87 degrees late-day shower possible. this is not oppressive humidity, but a little stickier and cool drinks definitely important. sunday we're looking at the return front dropping out of new england popping the temperature down to 69 producing a shower. producing lots of clouds. monday, front lifts back to the north, we're warming with an afternoon thunderstorm and high of 82. tuesday and wednesday looking great. >> 5:42 a.m., newly released body cam video shows how close an officer came to being hit during a traffic stop. >> the daughter of bill cosby is publicly defending her father. >> reporter: we have the police out there we have spring garden blocked off at the benjamin franklin parkway.
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mlk drive closed as well. details on the messy traffic commute and oh, yeah, an overturned tractor-trailer all coming up next. >> police continue to try to
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negotiate with the suspect in a deadly shooting of a delaware
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state trooper, stephen ballard was shot and killed when he encountered two people he considered suspicious in a wawa parking lot in bear. the gunman was tracked to his home in middletown where is barricaded right now. he fired multiple shots at officers from inside the house. >> let's turn to karen rogers with a look at the roads. >> reporter: we're looking live at the schuylkill expressway past university avenue. we're seeing extra volume on the schuylkill expressway with the closures related to the nfl draft. today starts the penn relays, well see this area really congested. we'll see the delays at 7:30 or so for the penn relays. expect volume on local roads. we have a handful of accidents yesterday it made sense because of the wet roads. today the roads are dry and still a handful of accidents. sharon lane at harleysville pike
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that's new it brought down wires. long meadow road and killington court. a major accident in new jersey, on 295 that was carrying loads of orange juice and had a diesel fuel spill. if you're on 295 heading to 42. you can't get on 42 you have to use exit 26 and work around that. if that's still out there, that will be a big problem when the morning commute kicks in. police hope to have it clear in another hour or so. we have a half mile of visibility because of fog. >> we have learned that continue gun violence in delaware's largest city claimed the life of a 17-year-old girl. it happened on the 900 block of kirkwood highway. she was rushed to christiana
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hospital with critical injuries, she is dead no word on a suspect or motive. >> the oscar director behind the iconic film "silence of the lambs" has died. he a pro living -- prolific career. jonathan demme died yesterday from aesophageal cancer. >> 5:48 a.m. an airline passenger was caught with two kilos of cocaine. see how unsuccessfully he tried to get it onboard.
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>> two new jersey state troopers helped deliver a
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newborn on the side of the road. new lou was driving his wife to the hospital. she said we're not going to make it in time. he pulled over on the shoulder and flagged down the troppers. minutes later, mateo was born. trooper lee used his phone charger cord to tie off the umbilical cord so it could be cut. mom, dad and baby were taken to the hospital and doing just fine. >> i like how mateo was relaxed and sleepy. >> reporter: i bet the mom didn't say oh, we're not going to make it. she probably yelled a few things. let's check the roads, i-95 southbound traffic heading toward center city moving nicely at this point. hey, roads are dry, and david said we'll be getting the
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sunshine back. mass transit showing we have detours for the nfl draft. take the regional rails because there's extra service to get the draft. >> reporter: we're dressing the kids with light jacket and sweatshirts with temperatures in the upper 60s, you can route for the eagles on draft -- root for the eagles on draft day in shorts and ts it is going to be warm. upper 50s in dover, millville, low 50s in cape may. as we roll through the day, 71 degrees by noon. partly sunny skies there. notice how we have patchy fog and cloud cover early we'll transition to brighter conditions later in the day. 78 degrees by 3:00 p.m. the high today 79 we hit that about 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. holding on to 74 on the parkway at 7:00 p.m. as the draft is in full swing. >> i'll take it from here, thank you, david you can go to
5:53 am to see what david just told you and see radar storm tracker 6 live. >> that's one way to look at it, yes. newly released body cam video shows an iowa officer's near miss during a traffic stop. police officer saw a car barreling toward him on friday night. he jumped out of the way as the car plowed into his patrol car. the that driver was charged with dui. the officer said he was grateful nobody was hurt. these are not two long legs casts you're looking at, those are bags of cocaine. new york customs arrested two people on the same flight who lined the drugs under their pants. agents seized 20 pounds of cocaine. an american citizen and native from the dominican republic were
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>> hello, everyone, it is 5:56 a.m., it is the beginning of the nfl draft tonight. 61 degrees on city avenue. a little cloud cover over the ben franklin bridge. it's going to be sunny today nearly 80 degrees for the draft
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and the pen relace today -- relays today. police track down a bank robber, meghan collins held up a bank in honeybrook she had a demand note and wearing a disguise. bill cosby's youngest daughter is defending her father ahead of his sex assault trial in montgomery county. he said her dad loves women. cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a former temple employee at his cheltenham home in 2004. he revealed in an interview published yesterday that's blind. >> 557. students in new jersey may be hitting the snooze button there's an every time to change the time classes are supposed to start. >> police come under fire with an intense standoff with a
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suspected cop killer in delaware. we're live with the coverage on the efforts to contain the suspect.
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>> good morning it is 6:00 a.m., thursday, april 27 and we continue to follow developing news. >> a standoff continues in middletown, delaware, hours after a state trooper in delaware was shot and killed. >> sentenced to death, a jury reaches a decision on punishment for ache irfor thefor the-- fore man convicted of killing a pennsylvania state trooper. the nfl draft is here, thousands are expected on the bja


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